Dems block GOP demand for more time

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    Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday turned back a Republican amendment to wait 72 hours and require a full cost estimate before the final committee vote on the health care reform bill.

    It was the committee's first vote out of more than 500 amendments awaiting them, in what has already been a contentious mark-up session.

    The amendment would have delayed a vote on the final bill for about two weeks to allow the Congressional Budget Office to complete its final analysis on the cost and implications of the legislation.

    Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln was the only Democrat to vote with Republicans for the amendment, further signaling that she may be an attractive swing vote for Republicans.

    Instead, the panel passed an alternative amendment that would require the committee to post the full bill, in "conceptual" instead of legal language, as well as as a CBO cost estimate.

    Separately, a bipartisan group of House lawmakers on Wednesday announced their own effort to force Democratic leaders to give members of Congress -- and the public -- 72 hours to review legislation before any bill is brought to the floor for a vote.


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    Isn't it obvious?
     
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    So republicans add amendments to it, then right wingers and foxnews attack the bill based on the number of admendments and then republicans demand more time because their amendments to the bill are taking up time. LOL
     

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